The Brownies from Hope Methodist Church in Failsworth did a bag pack at Failsworth Tesco and raised £429. A big thank you to them
Matthew Williams (on the right) who ran the Manchester 10K Run for us.
Twins Jane and Tracy raised £1,500 last year at an event they organised at Moorside.
Ladies Day Afternoon Tea and Races
ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!!
Oldham Cancer Support Centre have taken part in the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!!!
Please support us by liking our facebook page (we want to reach 500), sharing the link and donating through our front page link or in person at the centre.
'Click' on the link to see how our 4 brave volunteers got on!
Support OCSC by voting on Wednesday 27th November..........
! Back To The Future !
This is a 2-week programme (to be held every two months throughout 2014) designed to help people with cancer when they are ready to return to work or back into the community.
To fund this project we have reached the final six of a competition organised by the Big Lottery and Granada TV: The People’s Millions.
Please watch Granada TV on Wednesday 27th November at 6.18(!)p.m. when we will be competing against a Liverpool group called ‘Action for Achievement’. The phone number for voting is not released until the day itself. The number will be published in The Daily Mirror and you can vote from 9.00 a.m. The number will also be given on the TV programme and you can vote until midnight. Every vote counts.
PLEASE VOTE FOR US
We Have Moved!!
We are moving!
On Friday 18th October we will be opening our new premises at
The Ena Hughes Centre
Doors open at 2.30
Please join us!!!!!
Oldham Cancer Support Centre has celebrated moving to a new base with news that a mystery supporter has pledged £20,000 to pay its first two years’ rent.
Support centre chairman Beryl Vale said of the mystery man: “We are delighted to have the security of knowing we have two years’ rent-free. We can invest the spare money into continually improving the care we provide to patients and their families.”
Oldham’s Mayor Councillor John Hudson, officially cut the ribbon on the new centre this week.
See the full story at
Click on the picture of the centre to go to our campaign page
Coming in January-The Patients Group
Losing our premises?
Volunteers at Oldham Cancer Support Centre are pinning hopes on getting help to find new premises after a rent rise.
Chairman Beryl Vale said these are “desperate times” for the service, which has supported cancer victims, carers and relatives for the past four years from a base at Failsworth Primary Care Resource Centre.
The charity claims it would have to pay £22,400 a year to stay — way beyond its means.
Secretary Pam Williams said: “Rent was free for the first two years, which was amazing, but last year the bill was £18,000 and we have been struggling to pay it.
“We receive no ongoing funding whatsoever from anyone — it’s all through our own fund-raising. We really can only just afford to pay the counsellors and therapists, plus ongoing costs"
“Paying that amount of money to stay here is not possible.”
Patients have a meeting once a month to get together and have a chat, or on occasions invite a guest speaker to the group. This service will be run by two professionals, one from a counselling background and the other from Christies. Please contact us or check on our calendar page for dates and times of the sessions which will start in January.
July 2012- Journalist and TV celebrity, Helen Lederer, was guest speaker at another funraising event by the Saddleworth WI. She was seen here with retiring Chairman Jennifer Whitworth.
Oldham Cancer Support Centre was chosen as one of the WI three annual charities for 2012